Newport Coast is located within Newport Beach California. It is south of the main section of Newport Beach. Newport Coast was a separate city until 2001 when it was annexed by Newport Beach, now is it a distinctive part of that city. The population is approximately 10,000 people in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.
Newport Coast was originally a master planned community. There are a large variety of home styles to choose amongst from condos to ocean view custom built estates. The views from the Newport Coast area include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, Newport Harbor, whitewater, surrounding mountains and breathtaking sunsets. Newport Coast includes 27 distinctive neighborhoods to choose from, including Newport Ridge North, Campobello, Tesoro, Ocean Heights, Montserrat and St. Michel. Homes in Newport Coast now can exceed $25 million. The majority of communities are gated and guard-gated.
Newport Coast students attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District. The Newport Coast area elementary school is Newport Coast Elementary. Students then attend Coronal del Mar Middle School and High School. These are wonderful schools with many extracurricular activities. There are also quite a few private schools in the area as well. They are California Pacific Charter Schools, Carden Hall Inc, Christ by Sea Um Children’s Center, Newport Christian School, Newport Montessori School, Our Lady Queen of Angels School, Sage Hill School, St. Matthews Montessori School, St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool, The Susan Phillips Day School and Tutor Time Learning Center.
With wonder year around weather, this is a spectacular place for outdoor enthusiasts to make their home. Surfers can catch world class waves at the legendary “Wedge.” There is world class bird watching at the estuary at Back Bay. Crystal Cove Beach is a great place for hiking and searching tidal pools. The pier and boardwalk are terrific for walking and jogging. There are many trails throughout Newport Beach for biking, walking and hiking. Many of the neighborhood amenities include tennis courts and swimming pools.
Crystal Cove is part of the city of Newport Beach, California. A very large percentage of the Crystal Cove area is made up of the Crystal Cove State Park. This is an official California state park and encompasses 3.2 miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Crystal Cove and Crystal Cove State Park are both situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach, in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove also has many new home developments and the Pelican Hills Resort, Spa and Golf Club. Los Trancos offers access to the Crystal Cove Historical District of 1930’s beach cottages. These 48 cottages were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s are the perfect example of a Southern California coastal development in the early 20th century. They are often used by the film industry.
Crystal Cove has some of the most beautiful view properties available in Newport Beach, due to its high bluff setting. There are many types of homes available and several different neighborhoods to choose from in the Crystal Cove real estate market, let the Franco Team help you, as you search for the perfect home. The amazing views include the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, City Night Lights, white water and breathtaking sunsets. There are several neighborhoods within Crystal Cove to choose from, these are just few: White Sails, Seabourn, Seascape, Oceana, Nautilus and The Strand. Compared to other area of Newport Beach, Crystal Cove is smaller in scale and as such, all neighborhoods are invited to participate in the resort styled activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center. This is also the social gathering hub of the area. Homes values in Crystal Cove range from 350,000 dollars for a smaller condo to 4.5 million for a custom built view estate. There are both guard gated and non guard gated neighborhoods to choose from in Crystal Cove.
Crystal Cove is part of the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This award winning school district offers two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school; Top Of The World Elementary, El Morro Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. Laguna Beach High School is the lowest enrollment high school in Orange County. Thurston Middle School was recently named a “Model Campus” among all California state schools. There are many private schools to choose from in the area as well, Anneliese Schools, Grace Classical Academy, St. Anne School, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, and Montessori School of Laguna Beach.
Crystal Cove State Park has three miles of beaches, tidal pools, 400 acres of bluffs and 2,400 acres of canyons. There is 18 miles of trails for horseback riding, biking and hiking trails. There is also a 1,400 acre marine Conservation Area with an underwater park, which allows snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is popular with surfers and swimmers. There are approximately 180 different bird species in the park, for birding.
Pacific Ridge is a beautiful guard-gated development in the Newport Coast community. Pacific Ridge has terrific views, five different neighborhoods and many home model choices making it a highly desirable area in the Newport Coast real estate market. The five neighborhoods which make up are Belcara, Costa Azul, Cypress, Pienza, and Fiano. All five neighborhoods in Pacific Ridge offer a 24-hour guard gate. There are many architectural styles represented in Pacific Ridge such as Tuscan, Santa Barbara, Spanish Colonial, Provence Farmhouse and Mediterranean. Each neighborhood has view properties, with views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, surrounding mountain views, canyons, city night lights and picture perfect evening sunsets. The homeowners association has many amenities including a Junior Olympic size pool, spa, wading pool, and a barbecue area with a fireplace. Pacific Ridge is built near the Boomer canyon Open Reserve. There is a 10 acre public park within Pacific Ridge; the park is home to many birds, gardens and wildlife. Throughout the park and the development are many hiking, biking and walking trails. Pacific Ridge was thoughtfully designed to use the surrounding nature areas to create privacy for homeowners. Residents are just a short drive to the many local beaches on Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. There are many shopping and dining options available close-by at the world-class Fashion Island shopping center and distinguished Newport Coast Shopping Center. Students living in Pacific Ridge attended schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District, specifically Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Residents are just minutes away from the 55 Freeway, I-5, the Pacific Coast Highway and the 73 San Joaquin Transportation Corridor.
The five neighborhoods in Pacific Ridge include:
Belcara: The neighborhood was built between 2004 and 2005 with just 107 homes. There four distinctive home models to choose from with square footage ranging from 2,400 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Belcara has outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, canyon views, city night lights and stunning sunsets, due to its hill top location.
Costa Azul: This is the smallest development within Pacific Ridge, with just 43 luxury homes. There are three fabulous floor plans to choose from. There are several prestigious streets in Costa Azul including Clearview, Morning Light, Pacific Mist, Starcatcher and Sunrise. The views in Costa Azul include the Pacific Ocean, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.
Cypress: This area was developed between 2004 and 2006. There are four plans to choose from. The architectural styles are Tuscan and Provencal farmhouse. The views from Cypress properties include the Pacific Ocean, Saddleback Mountain Range, surrounding canyons and beautiful evening sunsets.
Pienza: This community was built between 2005 and 2006. There are three different home plans available in Pienza. There are Spanish, Tuscan and Mediterranean home styles in this neighborhood. There are terrific Pacific Ocean views in this area.
Fiano: The newest and most expensive community within the Pacific Ridge gated development. These large homes were developed by The New Home Company and luxuriously designed with 3 different models. Many of the homes offer dramatic views of the canyon and Pacific Ocean.
Pelican Crest in Newport Coast is a very exclusive private gated community in Newport Coast. All of the homes that are built in this community are custom-designed and custom-built homes.
These Newport Coast luxury homes have incredible views, some have mountain views, however, many have ocean and Newport Harbor views as well. And on a clear day, these beautiful homes have Catalina Island views.
Pelican Crest in Newport Coast does have the Pelican Crest Community Association for the residents of the area.
Pelican Crest in Newport Coast is in very close proximity to the toll roads and easy access to shopping and dining as well.
Pelican Hill is an exclusive guard-gated development nestled within Newport Coast and offers a luxurious atmosphere emphasizing privacy. These luxurious properties are adjacent to the beautiful and world-class Pelican Hill Resort.
Few places in the world can lay claim to such picturesque panoramic views overlooking three separate golf courses totaling 36 holes, all with perfect views of the Pacific Ocean below. From Palos Verdes to Catalina to Dana Point, Pelican Hill is the crown jewel of Newport Coast, high in the hills of Newport Beach.
The aquatic way of life in Newport Beach in Orange County, California, encapsulates pristine living right off the harbor. The 21-square-mile area is a cheerful waterfront with great smaller neighborhoods within including Balboa Island, Newport Coast, Santa Ana Heights and West Newport that all have a one-of-a-kind feel. Fishing, swimming, surfing and biking are just some of the ways locals love to spend their time after work and on the weekends. Refreshing at every mile, it’s an elegant place with a “California chill” attitude, where amazing restaurants, hotels and homes have open-air landscapes and friendly vibes.
Some of the most expensive real estate for sale in Orange County can be found here in Newport Beach. Newport Beach is located just north of Newport Coast and Laguna Beach and south of Huntington Beach. Neighboring towns like Corona Del Mar showcase the most exclusive real estate for sale along the Orange County coastline, often referred to as the "California Riviera."
Corona del Mar or CdM is a seaside neighborhood in the city of Newport Beach, California. It generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Corona del Mar is known for its beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and village shops. Beaches in the area include Corona del Mar State Beach as well as Crystal Cove State Park south of Corona del Mar, accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside. Corona del Mar has a representative to the Newport Beach City Council.
Restaurants and trendy shops are popular hangouts in Corona del Mar. On Pacific Coast Highway, you'll find plenty of dog walkers and moms with strollers - getting their exercise while window shopping at the many studios, design shops, antique stores and galleries.
The beaches and parks in Corona del Mar will also keep you active. You can swim, surf or go diving at Corona del Mar State Beach, or snorkel at Crystal Cove State Park.
Corona Del Mar Custom Homes are located in the Corona Del Mar area of Newport Beach, California. Below are the current Corona Del Mar Custom Homes for sale in Corona Del Mar. Corona Del Mar Real Estate is home to some of the most expensive real estate for sale in all of Orange County, California. It's no wonder that Corona Del Mar Real Estate is some of the most sought after real estate in Orange County, California.
The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway.
Beyond the beach, the city is home to more than 20,000 beautiful acres of protected wilderness, making it an optimal location for adventurous exploration. From world-renowned mountain biking trails for all levels of expertise, hundreds of miles of hiking, dramatic vistas, verdant hills and marine sanctuaries, there’s no limit of new places to discover during a visit to Laguna Beach.
Shady Canyon is the premier secluded community in Orange County. Nestled between two golf courses, it is surrounded by 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary land in an exclusive area of Irvine with beautiful views of the surrounding Laguna Coast wilderness. The prestigious gated community with around the clock courtesy patrol features extensive trails, a recreation center, tennis courts and a swim center with a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa.
Shady Canyon is home to the private Shady Canyon Golf Club. The 18 hole course, which winds through canyons, bends and hills was designed by Tom Fazio. Shady Canyon residents have exclusive private access to the golf club. In addition, there are many golf clubs in the area including Strawberry Fields Golf Course, Oak Creek Golf Club and Pelican Hill Golf Course.
While the city of Irvine has approximately 200,000 residents, Shady Canyon has just 1,000 residents spread over the three neighborhoods. Collectively, the three developments have 400 single family homes
Turtle Ridge is the southern-most neighborhood in Irvine. It is adjacent to the 73 Freeway, University of California-Irvine, the Turtle Rock and Shady Canyon areas, and the huge (735-acre) Bommer Canyon Nature Reserve.
Turtle Ridge consists of 14 separate communities with a total of just over 1,600 homes, most of which are in private, guard-gated HOAs, making it one of the more exclusive (and expensive) neighborhoods in Irvine.
The first Turtle Ridge homes were built in 2002, and like all of Irvine's newer housing developments, there are ample amenities available. Turtle Ridge's amenities include:
Private Summit Park - accessible to residents of Turtle Ridge Summit HOA, which includes:
- 3 parks that are accessible to all residents
- Several pools, including an adults-only pool, an Olympic sized pool, cabanas, and hot tubs.
- Two clubhouses - one of which includes a full movie theater
- A full fitness center with a personal trainer available
The neighborhood is absolutely gorgeous, being crisscrossed with bike paths and walkways and having access to stunning trails throughout the Canyon via Vista Point.
Aside from the amenities, Turtle Ridge is in a great location for commuters. Lying along the 73 toll road, it is a quick shot to either North or South Orange County, and provides faster access to Newport Beach than any city other than Newport Beach itself.
Also, like any neighborhood you can pick in Irvine, the area is very family-oriented. You will not find a lot of singles living nearby. As such, if you are concerned about schooling, your children will attend some of the very best schools in the state. They will be attending school with students whose parents really care about school - a significant percentage of classmates will have children of UCI professors as classmates.
High school aged children in the area attend University High, which was ranked as the number one best high school in California and number eight in the nation by Newsweek Magazine.
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California. It's known for San Onofre and San Clemente state beaches, with their surf breaks and sandstone bluffs. Running along the coast, the Beach Trail offers sea views and green parks. Near T-Street Beach, long San Clemente Pier stretches out into the Pacific Ocean. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens embodies the city's original Spanish-style architecture.
San Clemente residents often think of their town as paradise—where the 1920’s vision of a Spanish Village by the Sea still lingers, the sun shines 342 days a year and the conveniences of metropolitan Southern California are balanced by fresh ocean air and beaches untouched by time. Just 75 years ago, most of the coastal land between Los Angeles and San Diego was no more than barren rolling hills covered with mustard and sagebrush. San Clemente was no exception.
A unique combination of personality, foresight, luck, and a good dose of marketing savvy transformed this stretch of land. But unlike so many other communities in the region, San Clemente’s geographical isolation helped protect its small-town charm from the homogeneous urban sprawl that permeates so much of this region
Dana Point is a city in Orange County, Southern California. Dana Point Harbor, with its marinas and eclectic boutiques, is a jumping off point for dolphin and whale-watching cruises. Surf waves roll onto nearby Doheny State Beach and Salt Creek Beach, which is backed by a grassy park. Trails wind through Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area, which has sweeping ocean views and an interpretive center.
Dana Point beaches are among the most beautiful in Southern California. Stretching for nearly seven miles, visitors can find the perfect beach for surfing, paddleboarding, family time, sunbathing, volleyball or an evening bonfire. Dana Point beaches remain the centerpiece of life in this Orange County town, whether it’s spending the day in the waves or watching the sunset.
When it comes to cool art and unique museums, Dana Point and Orange County are hard to beat. Art has a slightly different meaning here. We appreciate the art of crafting a surfboard that has been passed down for more than a century. We long for public art that’s accessible—not locked on a vault or lofty museum.
Huntington Beach is a California city southeast of Los Angeles. It's known for surf beaches, such as Huntington City Beach, with its long Huntington Beach Pier. The International Surfing Museum displays longboards and other memorabilia. Sprawling Huntington Central Park features fields, gardens and lakes, plus an equestrian center. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve's wetlands and dunes shelter hundreds of bird species.
Huntington Beach’s shoreline stretches for 10 uninterrupted miles of wide opened sandy beaches making it a paradise for families, couples, dogs, and surfers. Our sands are so inviting, in fact, they’ve won awards, including named Best California Beach by USA Today. Where perfect waves are born, Surf City USA attracts professional surfers and World Surf League contests. Our beaches create memories and holds a special place in the hearts of both our locals and visitors. Enjoy an oceanfront view of Surf City USA's beaches at one of our oceanfront resorts.
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California. To the east, Orange County Great Park features an antique carousel and a giant, anchored helium balloon. Visitors can ride the balloon up for aerial views. Trails wind past ancient sycamore trees in Bommer Canyon. The Pretend City Children’s Museum has a kid-size post office, cafe and farm. Impressionist art from around California is displayed at the Irvine Museum.
A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. Irvine is also home to several higher education institutions including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Center of the University of Southern California (USC), and campuses of California State University Fullerton (CSUF), University of La Verne, and Pepperdine University.
Irvine has community parks and neighborhood parks. The community parks have public facilities located on each site. Neighborhood parks provide open space and some recreational amenities within the various villages of Irvine. Northwood Community Park in particular has recently made a unique addition: The Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial is the first memorial in the US ever built before the wars were over.
La Jolla is a smart seaside area, known for its rugged coastline. Trails wind past pine trees and sandstone canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, while the 2 courses at world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course sit atop sea cliffs. La Jolla Cove has sweeping ocean views, and the Shell Beach tide pools are home to anemones and crabs. Posh boutiques and waterfront restaurants.
From the crashing waves to the award-winning culinary creations, La Jolla sparkles with sights and attractions in a picturesque village where everything is immersed in a casual, relaxed luxury.
Strolling through the village on “date night” or vacationing in one of the village’s signature hotels guarantees luxury and leisure with seaside serenity. Only minutes from downtown, La Jolla promises a sun-kissed Southern California experience like no other.
High-end luxury and old-world charm.
Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California, United States, incorporated on July 15, 1959. Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" or "by the sea," which reflects its location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The Del Mar Horse Races are hosted on the Del Mar racetrack every summer.
Along with the Del Mar Fairgrounds, home to the Del Mar Races and San Diego County Fair, the historic and charming Del Mar Village offers a variety of unique shops, renowned restaurants, and luxury and beach-style hotels, many with spectacular views of the Del Mar beaches below. Saturday's farmers' market is also a great place to pick up the freshest and finest produce, flowers and seafood the region has to offer.
Since the legendary days of Hollywood’s golden years, Del Mar has been the destination of choice for many a movie star as well as those with a taste for fast horses, beautiful beaches and award-winning cuisine.
Manhattan Beach is a laid-back South Bay community popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts. The Strand bike path winds along the oceanfront between modern mansions and wide stretches of sand lined with volleyball courts. Low-key Manhattan Beach Pier features a quaint aquarium and views of surfers. There are several parks, and a small downtown area with boutiques, brunch cafes, pubs & creative, upscale eateries.
Come spend the day shopping like a local at our variety of nearly eighty retail stores. Stop for lunch or complete your shopping day dining at our award-winning restaurants or relaxing at the spa. Take a stroll with the kids to the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the historic Manhattan Beach Pier. Ride your bike on our paved beach-front bike path, or just roll up your pant legs and collect seashells at low tide. If you time it right, you can even catch the “Wimbledon of beach volleyball”, the Manhattan Open or “the granddaddy of all paddle board races”, the Catalina Classic!
Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
Venice City Beach is the main beach in the Venice District of Los Angeles. It stretches from the Venice Pier up to the north end of the Venice District at the city border with Santa Monica. The central hub of Venice Beach is at an area known as Muscle Beach, a nickname earned for the outdoor workout facilities and muscle display platform. This area has sport courts for various activities and a grass park as well. Spectators will line the outside of a large skatepark built right on the beach. Surfers paddle out beyond the Venice Breakwater to catch the waves that break in both directions around this short rocky barrier. The biggest draw here is probably the street entertainers, tattooed bodies, and self-proclaimed “freaks” that demand attention along the Ocean Front Walk (better known as the Venice Beach Boardwalk). Vendors sell everything from cheap sunglasses to T-shirts along the boardwalk. Nearby are many other shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Santa Monica is a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica Beach is fringed by Palisades Park, with views over the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica Pier is home to the Pacific Park amusement park, historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Next to the pier is Muscle Beach, an outdoor gym established in the 1930s. In the city center, Bergamot Station houses several art galleries.
Located just west of Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. With few Los Angeles beach options offering both large expanses of beach, bike trails and nearby activities, Santa Monica Beach has exactly what you’re looking for.
Tourists and visitors come to the Santa Monica State Beach because it:
- is large, at 3.5 miles in length
- has a maintained, soft sandy beach
- is within walking distance to popular hotels, shops and restaurants
- offers a variety of activities and attractions
- is an iconic beach in Southern California
The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Temescal Gateway Park offers hiking trails with sweeping coastline views, and the sandy Will Rogers State Beach provides access to a 22-mile beachfront bike path. Landmarks include the sumptuous Getty Villa museum showcasing Greek and Roman antiquities, and the mid-century modern Eames House.
- The Via Bluffs and The Huntington Palisades are the neighborhoods that border the "village" proper to the south of Sunset Boulevard, overlooking the ocean. The Via Mesa is located between Temescal Canyon on the west and Potrero Canyon on the east; the Huntington Palisades is located between Potrero Canyon on the west and Chautauqua Boulevard on the east. Both of these neighborhoods are within walking distance to The Village and sit upon high bluffs that look out over the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to the largest park of the Palisades: the 117-acre Palisades Park which has four baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, two indoor basketball courts, a hockey rink, dog parks, and a number of playgrounds.
- The El Medio Bluffs is located south of Sunset Boulevard beginning about a quarter mile west of The Village, across Temescal Canyon – just past Palisades Charter High School. The El Medio Mesa extends for a long distance from Temescal Canyon all the way to where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway. As with The Via Bluffs and The Huntington Palisades, The El Medio Bluffs are located on a high ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
- Castellammare is located along Pacific Coast Highway on small bluffs much closer to sea-level, north of where Sunset Boulevard meets PCH. This is the home of the Getty Villa and the narrow, winding streets in this neighborhood have Italian names and ocean breezes.
- Palisades Highlands is a community near the end of Sunset Blvd., bordering Topanga, about five minutes away from the center of Pacific Palisades (The Village). The Highlands could almost be considered its own separate community high up the hill overlooking the ocean, up Palisades Drive.
- Rustic Canyon is the neighborhood east of Chautauqua Boulevard that dips into Santa Monica Canyon and includes the Will Rogers State Historic Park. The neighborhood features post-war homes located on the former polo field of The Uplifters, the original site of The Uplifters clubhouse (now a city park), and "cabins" developed as second homes and weekend retreats. This area is also known as Uplifter's Ranch.
- The Riviera is a Palisades neighborhood located approximately two miles east of the community's Village and features The Riviera Country Club, a country club, and streets named after various locations in the French and Italian Riviera. The neighborhood is divided into north and south sections by Sunset Boulevard. It borders Santa Monica and Brentwood.
Malibu is a city west of Los Angeles, California. It’s known for its celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach. To the east is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, known as Surfrider Beach for its waves. Nearby is the Spanish Revival–style Adamson House, with local history displays in its Malibu Lagoon Museum. Inland, trails weave through canyons, waterfalls and grasslands in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Stretching for more than 30 miles along the Pacific and Highway One, Malibu has achieved almost mythological status among California beach towns. Hollywood stars and top athletes live in oceanfront homes here, under an elegant veil of privacy on long strands of beach, and enjoy front-row seats for surfing and unforgettable sunsets.
While it may sound exclusive, there is plenty of Malibu magic for visitors to access too. Considered to have some of the most perfect waves anywhere, Malibu’s Surfrider Beach, just off the Malibu Pier, was named the first World Surfing Reserve; nearby Zuma Beach is a sun magnet for locals and families. In winter, Point Dume, at Malibu’s north end, provides an ideal perch for spotting migrating gray whales.
Brentwood is a quiet, upscale neighborhood on the Westside. Tree-lined streets with well-tended homes in a range of architectural styles stretch up into the hills. The main artery, San Vicente Boulevard, features classy Italian eateries and warm cafes, plus the historic Brentwood County Mart, a family-friendly retail hub. The striking Getty Center museum boasts a world-class art collection and expansive city views.
Brentwood features a number of residential sub-districts:
- Brentwood Circle: a gated community east of Barrington and north of Sunset that was created when the Getty Museum was built.
- Brentwood Glen: an area bounded by Sunset, the 405 Freeway, and the Veterans Administration, it is an enclave of small lots and single family homes
- Bundy Canyon: home to Mount St. Mary's College and an emergency ingress entrance to Getty Center (though the latter is accessible only from Sepulveda for the public)
- Crestwood Hills: includes a cluster of protected, architecturally significant mid-century modern residences located in the northern part of Kenter Canyon
- Mandeville Canyon: westernmost part of Brentwood, north of Sunset; extends about three miles to the north and is the longest dead end street in the City of Los Angeles.
- Sullivan Canyon: a mostly equestrian neighborhood with a private riding ring.
- The "Polo Fields": situated between Paul Revere Middle School and the back side of Riviera Gold Club
- Brentwood Park: large estates located in a zone bordered by Oakmont, San Vicente, Allenford and Cliffwood Drive.
- Brentwood Terrace: Located between the Brentwood Country Mart and Brentwood Country Club
Beverly Hills is a city in California's Los Angeles County. Home to many Hollywood stars, it features the upscale shopping street of Rodeo Drive. The expansive Beverly Gardens Park has fountains and rose gardens, plus an illuminated Beverly Hills sign. The 1920s Greystone Mansion is the backdrop for many films. Known as a celebrity haunt, The Beverly Hills Hotel is set in tropical gardens and has a poolside cafe.
From neighborhood boutique hotels to luxury hotels that are five-star, five diamond retreats, it’s easy to fall in love with Beverly Hills. Luxuriate in spa treatments and indulge in world-renowned shopping along famed Rodeo Drive. With so many things to do in Beverly Hills, your visit is sure to be absolutely unforgettable.
Bel-Air is a ritzy residential enclave in the verdant foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Two stately entrance gates off Sunset Boulevard lead to winding streets lined with lavish mansions on large properties with lush vegetation. Popular with celebrities and entertainment industry elite, the neighborhood is home to the landmark Hotel Bel-Air, a longtime luxury hideaway, and the exclusive Bel-Air Country Club.
The neighborhood with the highest median income, Bel Air, was named the richest neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Bel Air is situated about 12 miles (19 km) west of Downtown Los Angeles, set entirely within the Santa Monica Mountains. It lies across Sunset Boulevard from the northern edge of the main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. At the heart of the community sits the Bel-Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air.
West Hollywood is a trendy area known for its high-energy nightlife. The fabled Sunset Strip features the Chateau Marmont, a swanky celebrity hideaway, plus comedy clubs and live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags, is home to a number of gay bars, dance clubs and shops. WeHo also offers some of the city’s most buzzworthy restaurants.
West Hollywood is bounded by the city of Beverly Hills on the west, and by neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles: Hollywood Hills on the north, Hollywood on the east, the Fairfax District on the southeast, and Beverly Grove on the southwest. The city's irregular boundary is featured in its logo; it was largely formed from the unincorporated Los Angeles County area which had not become part of the surrounding cities.
West Hollywood benefits from a very dense, compact urban form with small lots, mixed land use, and a walkable street grid. According to Walkscore, a website that ranks cities based on walkability, West Hollywood is the most walkable city in California with a Walkscore of 89. Commercial corridors include the nightlife and dining focused on the Sunset Strip, along Santa Monica Boulevard, and the Avenues of Art and Design along Robertson, Melrose, and Beverly Boulevard.
Residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East, and West Hollywood Heights, all of which are only a few blocks long or wide. Major intersecting streets typically provide amenities within walking distance of adjacent neighborhoods.
The neighborhood touches Studio City, Universal City and Burbank on the north, Griffith Park on the north and east, Los Feliz on the southeast, Hollywood on the south and Hollywood Hills West on the west.
Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods:
- Laurel Canyon
- Beachwood Canyon
- Cahuenga Pass
- Franklin Village
- Hollywood Dell
- Hollywood Heights
- Outpost Estates
- Whitley Heights
Hollywood Hills is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Hollywood Hills offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. ... Many young professionals live in Hollywood Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views.
Los Feliz is a relaxed hillside enclave that draws both established and up-and-coming creative types. There are plenty of old-school watering holes, hip shops and cafes, plus the Vista Theatre, a 1923 movie palace, and a pair of exemplary Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The neighborhood borders sprawling Griffith Park, beloved by locals for its hiking, concerts at the Greek Theatre and stargazing at Griffith Observatory.
Los Feliz is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Feliz offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Los Feliz there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Los Feliz are above average.